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Across the Sólundarhaf: Connections between Scotland and the Nordic World

Selected Papers from the Inaugural St. Magnus Conference 2011

Journal of the North Atlantic Special Volume 4, 2013

Contents. Click on the hotlinked titles to view open-access first pages with abstracts. 

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Introduction and General Acknowledgments
1

 
Research Articles

 
Modelling Viking Migration to the Inner Hebrides
Alan Macniven

3
Norse–Gaelic Contacts: Genres and Transmission
Rosemary Power

19
Gaelic Bards and Norwegian Rigs
Gavin Parsons

26
Latter-day Vikings: Gaels in the Northern Isles in the 16th Century
Andrew Jennings

35
Shetland’s Trade with Northwest German Territories during the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Century
Kathrin Zickermann

43
Reading Material Culture in the North Atlantic: Traditional Wooden Boxes as Intercultural Objects
Silke Reeploeg

52
Re-assessing Shetland’s Herring Industry before the 1870s
Robert William Gear

61
Anglo-Danish Connections and the Origins of the Cult of Knud
Paul Gazzoli

69
A “North Sea School of Architecture?”: Nidaros Cathedral’s Romanesque Transepts and North Sea Medieval Architecture
Candice Bogdanski

77
Textual Authority and Symbolic Capital: Birgitta of Sweden’s Inclusion in Walter Bower’s Scotichronicon
Alicia Spencer-Hall

107
The Norwegian Hogganvik Stone as an Emblem of Social Status and Identity
Michael Schulte

120
Settlement Landscapes in the North Atlantic: The Northern Isles in Context, ca. 800–1150 AD
Jane Harrison

129
Orkney: A Literary Motif in the Sagas?
Jan Ragnar Hagland

148
Earl Rögnvaldr of Orkney, a Poet of the Viking Diaspora
Judith Jesch

154
Stormy Crossings: Scots-Scandinavian Balladic Synergies
Donna Heddle

161
Nordic, Scottish, Other: Selma Lagerlöf’s Herr Arnes penningar and Gerhart Hauptmann’s Winterballade from a Postcolonial and Gendered Perspective
Helena Forsås-Scott

170
Old Norse Cultural Influence in the Work of Christina M. Costie
Ragnhild Ljosland

177
Where is Orkney? The Conceptual Position of Orkney in Middle English Arthurian Literature
John D. Shafer

189
Imagining Vínland: George Mackay Brown and the Literature of the New World
Martin Arnold

199
“I do not know in Scotland a valley so beautiful …”: Samuel Laing’s Topographical-Geographical Observations in Central Norway, 1834–1836
Michael Jones

207
The Ebb and Flow of Trees and Farmland: Symbols of Nationhood in Scotland and Norway
Karen Lykke Syse

219

 

 

 

 

 

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